Available for Adoption

Welcome to Italian Greyhound Place, Papi!

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Papi, an almost six-year-old Italian Greyhound, was welcomed into the care of Italian Greyhound Place by his foster (with the intent to adopt) who had been on-file with Italian Greyhound Place and seemed to be the perfect match for him. A huge thanks to Papi’s foster for completing paperwork, reviewing/discussing Italian Greyhound Place documents, and traveling three hours each way to get Papi, all within days of being contacted regarding him.

Italian Greyhound Place would also like to thank Papi’s previous owners for working with Italian Greyhound

Place, for having him enter rescue with fantastic supplies and current veterinarian care, and for traveling to meet his foster. It is an honor to have assisted Papi’s previous owners who had intended to be his forever home, but made the extremely difficult decision to re-home him when their circumstances significantly changed.

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Papi’s foster is breed experienced (had two Italian Greyhounds), has a small, high-energy dog (and was specifically interested in a high-energy Italian Greyhound), is retired (Papi was accustomed to having someone home with him), and, being a dog trainer, is very dog experienced! Papi, and his new canine companion, go to training classes with his new person and, according to his foster, the staff there “love him.”

Fortunately, Papi’s foster and his new canine companion are also enjoying him! He is doing very well, enjoys going to

training classes and for walks, and the two dogs are playing together. It is very likely that Papi has found his new home.

Italian Greyhound Place is pleased to have fostered Papi and to have had him adopted by his wonderful foster who was fostering with the intent to adopt. On Papi’s birthday, his foster indicated, “Today is Papi’s birthday and Paisley (her dog) and I talked it over and it is unanimous. We want to adopt!” Such fantastic news as Papi’s foster/adopter and Paisley are a perfect match for him. Papi was adopted on 5/4/2022.

Welcome to Italian Greyhound Place, Ernie!

Twelve-year-old Italian Greyhound

Ernie, whose owner made the difficult decision to re-home him due to house training accidents that occurred when he was left alone for work and other obligations, is a twelve-year old Italian Greyhound in the care of Italian Greyhound Place.

He has two adults who are primarily home with him and is learning that, when left alone for an hour or two, a crate is not so bad - especially since it means yummy treats.

In fact, Ernie has been learning lots of new things: that walks and hikes are fun (including mastering trail obstacles!); that car rides aren’t so bad, especially since you get to hike and then go back home; how to solve interactive dog puzzles and get treats out of treat dispensing toys; and to respond to cues such as sit and down. He is excellent on-leash and is learning that he can “chase” in the fenced backyard, but not when out walking on-leash (and that he can look outside, give a bark if he sees

something, but not consistently bark).

A slow approach is being taken with things that seem to make him hesitant (especially taking into account that he has a history of “nipping” in the past) and he is doing well.

Ernie is very sweet, loving, sometimes stubborn (he’s an Italian Greyhound!), likes to “talk” (especially when he wants food or even more attention!), and has a very cute “happy” wiggle and play bow.

He is excellent with other dogs.

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Ernie had an initial veterinarian appointment with blood work indicating an elevation of the alkaline phosphatase enzyme and a urinalysis indicating protein in the urine. Therefore, two urine protein:creatinine (UPC) ratio tests were done, both indicating a ratio below 2.0. Additional blood work will be done and, after that, a dental cleaning. He also had numerous lumps aspirated, and although there are a few more to do, all have been non-cancerous – primarily fatty lipomas.  Given a history of seizures, he is being monitored regarding that. Since Ernie has an extreme dislike of veterinarian facilities and veterinarians, muzzle training is being done, with “happy” visits being scheduled before another actual veterinarian appointment.

Italian Greyhound Place would like to thank Ernie’s previous owner for working with Italian Greyhound Place and taking such care to ensure that Ernie would have a happy future.

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Welcome to Italian Greyhound Place Charlie and Roger!

Italian Greyhound / Chihuahuas playing

Charlie and Roger, ten-month-old Italian Greyhound/Chihuahuas in TX, were welcomed into the care of Italian Greyhound Place on 3/29/22 by their much-appreciated foster, a young retiree with lots of dog (including previous sighthound), experience.

 

In addition to their foster, Charlie and Roger have two other adults in the home, a canine companion, a fenced yard, and walks to enjoy (Charlie and Roger have decided walks aren’t so bad and have enjoyed a few walks around the neighborhood!).

A HUGE thanks to Charlie and Roger’s

foster and her family. These two really needed an immediate place to go and their foster has given them not only a “place,” but a fantastic place!

Italian Greyhound Place also thanks Charlie and Roger’s owner for working with Italian Greyhound Place and for her dedication in ensuring that Charlie and Roger would have a secure and happy future.

More will be posted as their foster becomes better acquainted with Charlie and Roger and they have their neutering appointment.

Charlie and Roger – Ten-month-old Italian Greyhound/Chihuahuas in TX

Charlie - an Italian Greyhound / Chihuahua

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Foster Needed!

Updated Listing: The owner's situation has significantly changed and a fairly immediate foster is needed for Charlie and Roger (3/26/22)

Roger - An Italian Greyhound / Chihuahua
  • Charlie is eight pounds and Roger is 13.5 pounds

  • These two are good with dogs, cats (will sometimes chase them to play), and children

  • They are being house trained to potty outside. Although they are accident-free in their crate, they do have accidents in the house (they are leg-lifters and the owner uses belly bands when they have free access in the house)

  • Charlie and Roger are content to stay in a crate when left alone

  • They are not accustomed to leash-walking, so will need someone to acclimate them to that

  • Charlie and Roger are very sweet, loving, and cuddly. They tend to be very active and then relax together

  • Roger, the larger of the two, has a more outgoing personality, with Charlie tending to be more hesitant and shy

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If you are interested in fostering Charlie and Roger, please contact Italian Greyhound Place.

Italian Greyhound / Chihuahuas

Please contact Italian Greyhound Place if you have an Italian Greyhound or Italian Greyhound mix who you would like to have listed, or if you would like your dog to enter into the care of Italian Greyhound Place.